Kevin M. Kraft
  • Male
  • Kansas City, MO
  • United States


  • 1.
    One String Escape
  • 2.
    The Love Of The Father (song demo)
  • 3.
    "Treading Water"
  • 4.
    "One-String Escape"
  • 5.
    "Kinder Eyes"
  • 6.

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Kevin M. Kraft's Discussions


Started this discussion. Last reply by Slowpaw Steve T Aug 10, 2014. 7 Replies


Started this discussion. Last reply by Yankee Dog Aug 11, 2013. 6 Replies

Looking for passage to the St Louis CBG Festival!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by colin mcgrath May 29, 2013. 3 Replies


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"Kevin is a wonderful man of God!"
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The ongoing Doboro the Bottlenecker Book Series covers! The first ans second book are available in print, ebook and audio book. The third will be released in summer of 2021!
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Through Shane Speal...the King of the Cigar Box liege, my captain!
How many instruments have you built so far?
I've lost count.
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They allow practically anyone to make music on an instrument made with their own hands!

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New Faith-Based Action-Adventure Novel Features Cigar Box Guitar-Playing Hero!

Posted on February 22, 2020 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Kevin M. Kraft's 2015 novel DOBORO THE BOTTLENECKER has recently been re-released in an effort to gain a new audience AND attract financial backing for the motion picture, which is currently being developed by Kraft's production company, Heaven's Wheel.…


The second edition of my novel, DOBORO THE BOTTLENECKER is now available through Amazon Kindle! Get it now while it's at the lowest prices. Ebook and paperback! Let's make this a bestseller! Heaven's…

Posted on February 7, 2020 at 4:00am 1 Comment

The second edition of my novel, DOBORO THE BOTTLENECKER is now available through Amazon Kindle! Get it now while it's at the lowest prices. Ebook and paperback!

Let's make this a bestseller!

Heaven's Wheel is developing this as a motion picture!!!!…


Kevin M. Kraft answers the question: Who were or are your main musical influences?

Posted on October 29, 2019 at 10:30am 1 Comment

Q: Who were or are you main musical influences?

Kevin: Many would probably laugh at the vast array of music that I love and has influenced me. The British band The Electric Light Orchestra epitomizes my typical hybridizing of musical styles and genres, with Jeff Lynne's always reliably captivating slide guitar work sealing it for me. I learned a lot from Lynne and the band about songwriting and arranging and unusual vocals and symphony, even something as "trivial" as the drumbeats…


The DOBORO THE BOTTLENECKER Official Book Trailer #2 and Book Cover Reveal!

Posted on August 22, 2015 at 6:00am 1 Comment

Yes, after the long agonizing wait, the second to Kevin M. Kraft action novel, DOBORO THE BOTTLENECKER will finally be revealed via the second official trailer for the book!

The author who brought you the "contemporary religious fantasy" and the "inspirational thriller" now brings you the "heartwarming action drama."…



Posted on August 8, 2011 at 8:00pm 14 Comments

Well, alongside my many accomplishments, among the many hats I wear in my busy life, I can now add one with great tears of pride: Founder of the Kansas City Cigar Box Guitar Festival. It took three years of pitching and talking and finally joining the Kansas City Blues Society itself, but our first festival occurred on July 31st.


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At 1:31am on June 23, 2013, Jeff McFadden said…

Yo, Neighbor!  Look forward to seeing you in September!

At 2:21pm on August 27, 2012, Uncle John said…

Great fest, Kevin.  Great performance by you too.  Thanks to you and you nice family.  I sent a thank to BBs.   What a great venue.

At 9:48am on August 27, 2012, colin mcgrath said…

Kevin, awesome turn out. I brought 6 extra people with me, they all seemed to have a blast. Next time I'll have to make sure to shake your hand. All the performers were great.

At 1:21pm on August 13, 2012, mike anderson Blues Box Guitars said…

hope i get over this pneumonia in time for the festival!! sick sux!!

At 7:41pm on August 6, 2012, Wichita Sam said…


This is killing me.  My son and I are Road Rally racing in upper Minnesota that weekend.  He drives and I co-drive.  We only get 2-3 events a year and he really wanted to do this one.  It should  be our last race as a "novice" team, so it's a big deal.  I'm lucky to have an adult son who still wants to do things with dad.


I'll be thinking good thought for the Festival.  Hope you have tons of fun.



At 12:40pm on August 6, 2012, Keni Lee Burgess said…

Thank you Kevin for your friendship. Enjoy, Keni Lee

At 3:28pm on March 7, 2012, colin mcgrath said…

any word on a KCMOCBG fest this year?

At 12:32am on August 10, 2011, Toby said…
Kevin use any pics you want from mine. I had one of you but it was way too blurry
At 11:42pm on August 9, 2011, colin mcgrath said…

No problem.

And thanks, I would love to be a part of this if it works for me. 8v)

At 2:32pm on August 9, 2011, colin mcgrath said…
Have you been to The Cigar Merchant in Blue Springs? They are on hwy 7 off I-70, I ask because the guy working when I stopped in told me the money from box sales goes to a local halfway house for addicts. A noble cause in my opinion. Not sure if you are close to it but just a gratuitous plug.  

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